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Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2009 Dec;28(4):250-6. doi: 10.1016/j.sder.2009.10.005.

Overview of ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and body contouring with cellulite reduction.

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Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY 10075, USA.


Body contouring is a rapidly growing sector of esthetic procedures and dermatologic surgery. Currently, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures with considerable research being conducted into devices that would facilitate fat emulsification. The advent of ultrasound-assisted liposuction presented physicians with a great tool in approaching more superficial as well as fibrous adipose irregularities. Additionally, our increasing understanding of laser, light, and radiofrequency interaction with adipose tissue is allowing for these energy sources to be used noninvasively to improve body contours. This article will provide an overview of the vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance third-generation ultrasound device for liposuction as well as the VelaShape platform for noninvasive adipose and cellulite reduction. As body contouring technology and coinciding experience grow, so will the ability to achieve the aims of more efficient, safer, and cosmetically pleasing body sculpting.

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